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Attiwill, Kenneth,. FORTRESS: THE STORY OF THE SIEGE AND FALL OF SINGAPORE. N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. First Edition. VG/VG. Spine of dust jacket slightly faded. Some light chipping and a one-inch taped repair between spine and rear panel of DJ. Original "$4.50" price on jacket. Jacket in mylar protector. Book clean and tight. Photographs, index, 243 pages.

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Browning, John Gaitha (Olera Stewart Toliver, editor), AN ARTIST AT WAR: THE JOURNAL OF JOHN GAITHA BROWNING. UNT Press., NEW, still in shrinkwrap. Hardcover with dust jacket. 4 maps, 20illustrations, 304 pp. "When 29-year-old artist John Gaitha Browning enlisted in the army in 1942, he kept a journal beginning in Fort Ord, California, through his journey to Australia, and then in New Guinea, to his combat experience in the Philippines, ending in June 1945. In civilian life, Browning was a well-known artist with a deep understanding of the Southwest and its rugged beauty."

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Feuer, A.B. (ed)., COAST WATCHING IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS: The Bougainville Reports, December 1941 - July 1943.


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Givvin, Lou, USMCR, "THINK IT OVER MATE". Essential kit item for every WWII Marine and sailor, especially when on shore leave.



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Hammel, Eric, MUNDA TRAIL: The New Georgia Campaign. copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. (NY: Orion Books, 1989). Maps, photographs, appendices, bibliography, index, 252 pages.
~~~ From Booknews: From June to August 1943, outnumbered Japanese engaged some 4,000 US infantrymen untried in jungle warfare in the Solomon Islands. A military historian depicts this nearly forgotten battle to take the Munda airfield, one of the first sustained offensive actions to turn the tide in the Pacific.
~~~ A pristine first edition. Paperback currently in print at $24.95, hardcover currently OUT OF PRINT.



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Isby, David C., LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND: Liberation and Capture Missions. NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. Wiedenfield & Nicolson, 2004. Maps, photographs, notes, glossary, index, 416 pages. Includes an account of the Los Banos, Philippines, February, 1945. Other operations included from the following conflicts: Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Iran, Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Afghanistan, and the current war in Iraq. "Isby, an attorney and consultant on national security issues, investigates the most famous missions of the US Army's Special Forces, the "Green Berets," from the liberation of Allied prisoners at the end of WWII to the rescue of US Army Private Jessica Lynch in 2003. He reveals why some missions were great successes while others ended in tragedy. Numerous b&w historical photos are included."

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Lindstrom, Lamont, and Geoffrey M. White, ISLAND ENCOUNTERS: Black and White Memories of the Pacific War.




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Lord, Walter, LONELY VIGIL: Coastwatchers of the Solomons.



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[MacArthur] Harry A. Gailey, MACARTHUR'S VICTORY: The War in New Guinea, 1943-1944. Presidio Press, 2004. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. First Edition. Maps, notes, bibliography, index, 292 pages.
~~ From the publisher: "In March 1942, General Douglas MacArthur faced an enemy who, in the space of a few months, had captured Malaya, Burma, the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, and, from their base at Raubaul in New Britain, threatened Australia. Upon his retreat to Australia, MacArthur hoped to find enough men and materiel for a quick offensive against the Japanese. Instead, he had available to him only a small and shattered air force, inadequate naval support, and an army made up almost entirely of untried reservists." Here is one of history's most controversial commanders, battling his own superiors for enough supplies (as President Roosevelt favored the European Theater), butting heads with the Navy (which opposed his initiatives), and on his way to making good his promise of liberating the Philippines."
~~ from Library Journal: "Gailey (MacArthur Strikes Back) covers the campaign to expel the Japanese from New Guinea in workmanlike detail. He begins with the less obvious battles at Wau and Salamuau, prior to the mid-1942 defense of Milne Bay. Gailey then traces the steady and certain defeat of the Japanese forces up to their collapse on the Vogelkop peninsula. MacArthur might have come in for considerable praise here, but Gailey does not focus on MacArthur as much as the title of this book might suggest. While this was a very skillfully managed campaign in which American losses were fewer than those at Iwo Jima, the author's focus is more on the platoon, regimental, and divisional levels than on the high command. There is an extensive bibliography mainly comprising secondary sources. ...this is a worthwhile book for specialists and comprehensive collections."
~~ HARDCOVER OUT OF PRINT.


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[MacArthur], Stephen R. Taaffe, MACARTHUR'S JUNGLE WAR: The 1944 New Guinea Campaign. University Press of Kansas, 1998, NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. First Edition. 10 maps, notes, bibliography, index, 312 pages.
~~ When General Douglas MacArthur led Allied troops into the jungles of New Guinea in World War II, he was already looking ahead. By successfully leapfrogging Japanese forces on that island, he placed his armies in a position to fulfill his personal promise to liberate the Philippines.
~~ The New Guinea campaign has gone down in history as one of MacArthur's shining successes. Now Stephen Taaffe has written the definitive history of that assault, showing why it succeeded and what it contributed to the overall strategy against Japan. His book tells not only how victory was gained through a combination of technology, tactics, and army-navy cooperation but also how the New Guinea campaign exemplified the strategic differences that plagued the Pacific War, since many high-ranking officers considered it a diversionary tactic rather than a key offensive.
~~ MacArthur's Jungle War examines the campaign's strategic background and individual operations, describing the enormous challenges posed by jungle and amphibious warfare. Perhaps more important, it offers a balanced assessment of MacArthur's leadership and limitations, revealing his reliance on familiar battle plans and showing the vital role that subordinates played in his victory. Taaffe tells how MacArthur manipulated the complex New Guinea campaign in service of his ultimate goal-to return to the Philippines. He also discloses how MacArthur frequently deceived both his superiors and the public in order to promote his own agenda and examines errors the general would later repeat on a larger scale through the Korean War.
~~ MacArthur's Jungle War offers historians a more analytical treatment of the New Guinea campaign than is found in previous works, and is written with a dramatic flair that will appeal to military buffs. By revealing the interaction among American military planning, interservice politics, MacArthur's generalship, and the American way of war, Taaffe's account provides a clearer understanding of America's Pacific war strategy and shows that the New Guinea offensive was not a mere backwater affair but a critical part of the war against Japan.
~~ HARDCOVER OUT OF PRINT.


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North, Oliver, with Joe Musser, WAR STORIES II: Heroism in the Pacific. With DVD. Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2004. NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. Photographs, timeline, glossary, index, maps, DVD, 471 pages. "Here, in their own words, as told to decorated combat veteran Lt. Colonel Oliver North, are the personal stories of American veterans - soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines - about what it was really like to fight in the Pacific." In War Stories II: Heroism in the Pacific, you'll experience the fierce combat at Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Bougainville, Peleliu, and Okinawa; you'll fly into flak with the fabled Flying Tigers and the Black Sheep Squadron of Pappy Boyington; and you'll come face-to-face with the enemy, as North interviews the Japanese veterans who once fought so tenaciously against us. "

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Reasoner, James, ZERO HOUR: A Novel of World War II Book III of the "Last Good War" series. VG/VG. Remainder dot on top of book (page edges). Jacket crimped but untorn at bottom of spine. Otherwise in new condition. Tom Doherty Associates, 2003. 494 pages. "November, 1942. In the Pacific with the U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal, and in North Africa with the British Armored Tank Command, James Reasoner puts readers into the thick of the most deadly action of World War II. The British Tank Command has been fighting an uphill battle with Rommel's Panzers. Brothers Joe and Dale Parker, detailed from the U.S. Army to help the British tankers, find themselves helping to turn the tide against the Desert Fox. Meanwhile, their friend Adam Bergman is in the Solomon Islands with the Marines, as the U.S. starts the bloody fight to reclaim the Pacific. Reasoner takes us into the heart of the fight in both theaters of war, and to wartime struggles on the home front, and in hospitals on ships and in temporary quarters near the fronts. The immediacy of his prose and the urgency of his story convey a passion and conviction that will stir the blood of anyone who cares about freedom and wants to understand its price."

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Vat, Dan van der, THE PACIFIC CAMPAIGN: World War II, The THE U.S.~Japanese Naval War, 1941~1945. NY: Simon & Schuster., 1991. VG. Advance Uncorrected Reader's Proof from publisher.



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